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I consider this site to be a good candidate to be included in the VCA Registry and it has my full support.

Considero que aquest espai és un bon candidat per a ser inclòs al Registre del VCA i li  dono el meu suport. [Published: 2015]
VCA Reports, Europe
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The management team at la Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera will complete the new management plan during the first 9 months of 2016. [Published: 2015]
VCA Reports, Europe
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Parties see added value in registering the area as a VCA as in that way their efforts for biodiversity conservation will become transparent, credible and perhaps attract outside funding that will enable enlarging the corridor. [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Europe
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I would like to emphasise the importance of the heathland corridor in Soestduinen, initiated by Vitens and partners. This will strengthen the stronghold of heathland species within this region, including some endangered butterflies like the Silver Spotted Skipper. That's why I am looking forward to see the results of this initiative and brand this with VCA. [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Europe
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The purposed VCA is the Kesatuan Pemangkuan Hutan Lindung (Protected Forest Management Unit - KPHL) Model Kapuas. This area located in Block E and Block A of the Ex-Mega Rice Project (EMRP) area. About 75.000 ha of this peat land is found in the north of the site (part of Block E of the EMRP) and contains mostly intact but logged-over forest that is a prime habitat for almost 3,000 Orangutan. Orangutan is listed as endangered species under CITES. In the southern part of the dome, approximately 30.000 ha (part of Block A of the EMRP), where much of the forest had been cleared and degraded due to the establishment of EMRP that converted forest to paddy rice field. [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Forestry, Asia
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Through this letter I wish to express my strong support for the application by the Kasatuan Pengelolaan Hutan Lindung (KPHL) Kapuas to be registered in the Verified Conservation Area register. [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Forestry, Asia
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With this letter I would like to support the inclusion of the Kapuas Forest Management Unit (KPH Kapuas), located in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, in the VCA registry.  [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Forestry, Asia
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Originally published in March 2007. This report evaluates the feasibility of the following vision for the Knepp Castle Estate:

"An Estate where natural processes predominate and long-term financial stability is achieved outside a conventional agricultural framework".  [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Europe
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There are few grounds for concern over the coming century. By then the changes will be profound and widely appreciated and with a following historical wind it should last for several centuries beyond that….  Then after that we will have to see!

More formally I find no disparity between the criteria for a VCA and the conditions on the ground as experienced first-hand, nor any obvious inconsistencies in the plans and governance structures required by VCA. 
VCA Reports, Europe
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Registration and 1st audit will take place in 2016. Already now, a Conservation Management Plan is in place, and the annual ecological surveys will provide the basis for the future, yearly performance reports. [Published: 2015]
VCA Reports, Europe
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